Monday, May 10, 2010

Introducing Tripoli

This is Tripoli, my newest foster dog.  He's probably a Shepherd/Collie mix, and he's about three years old.  Tripoli was rescued from a rural area in May of last year.  His right front leg had been severely injured at some point in his life, and he was unable to use it.  Since it was causing him pain and couldn't be repaired, the vets decided to go ahead and remove it altogether.  So Tripoli became a three-legged dog.  He's been in foster care for the past year, and hasn't had any luck getting adopted, so recently I took him from another foster home who lives far away so he could get to adoption events more often. 
So far Tripoli is fitting in great at my house.  He gets along well with the other dogs, does great with the cats, and even handles the stairs without a problem!  I am surprised at how easily and quickly he has fit in here. Hopefully once more people are able to meet him in person he will be able to find a new permanent home quickly.  I know whomever adopts him is going to be very lucky to have him - he is a wonderful dog.   



17 comments:

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Tripoli it is very nice to meet you! What a cute dog you are - we are sure that you will find a wonderful forever home soon!!

Remington said...

Nice to meet you! I hope you will find a loving forever home real soon!

3 doxies said...

Hello Tripoli...isn't that da name of an island or sumptin? Mum remembers it from a Sinead O'Connor song...hehehe!
Anyway, Mr. Tripoli, I hopes you find you furever home REAL FAST cuz I heard that that place you is staying is CRAZY...they is LU LU over theres. Gosh, I'm gonna get my butt kicked oneday. No, they treat you very well and loves you no matter what. Happy Home Hunting.
Puddles

Mango said...

He looks like a great guy. His furs are really striking. Yuh, those tripod doggies sure get around. I hope he finds his home soon.

Slobbers,
Mango

Kari in WeHo said...

His name makes me smile and I love his coat!

Two Pitties in the City said...

He is so beautiful. I love the grey. I think the best part of your blog is reading about all these dogs that people might assume would be difficult and seeing how they're just regular loving dogs.

havetailwillwag said...

omg what a GORGEOUS boy!! he's so so so unique and beautiful! i love his name too. sooo pretty. wasn't tripoli a famous city sometime in history? i hope he likes my dear friend zigs :p

kissa-bull said...

furry most handshumm and we LUV his highlights

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

Nubbin' Tails said...

How sweet are you? I'm sure you will meet your furever family soon!!!

Wags!

Mr. Nubbin'

Lorenza said...

Tripoli is adorable!
I am sure you will find a lovely forever home for him!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Two Country Poodles said...

What a handsome boy!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

JackDaddy said...

Wouldn't you like another puppy at your house to play with? :)

Dennis the Vizsla said...

He looks sweet -- he has a Trixie-style face.

Ying and Yang said...

Best of luck finding your furever home, Tripoli. You are such a handsome guy, it shouldn't take too long.

Grins and Kisses,
Ying and Yang

mayziegal said...

Oh gosh! I can't believes Tripoli hasn't been adopted yet. I bets now that he's with you, he gets adopted lickety-split! He is SO handsome and there's something just Most Wonderful about a 3-legged doggie!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Leila said...

What a handsome fellow! Welcome Tripoli!

Spirit Jerry G. Dawg said...

Laurie, we came across Tripoli's story and fell in love with this boy. We posted him on our Tripawds 3-Legged Dog Rescue Forum and will also put him on our Facebook fan page too. Please let us know when he gets adopted OK? What a gorgeous Tripawd!

And of course if you ever foster any others, please post their stories on our site too. Thanks!